This is my family.
From right to left; my mother Lydia , grandmother Rosine, Evi and Henry.
This picture was taken in Germany around 1942.
My grandfather was in a labor camp in Siberia.
They were refugees.
Today is March 8th, International Women's Day. There is a call for women to strike. I respect every woman's decision to do with the day as she sees fit.
Me, I am working. Because the women above fought and worked to stay alive. I sit in this place of privilege because they worked. I have this business because they worked. They watch over me and guide me. I try to honor them everyday. Today I work. If they were alive, they would be working.
My red in solidarity is a pair of my mother's red shoes. She loved red shoes. This is one pair of five.
Lydia around 2007.
Working at what she loved.
I bet she is wearing red shoes.
Today I happily work, making art for people in love.
I'm Linda, keeper of the flowers.